It's Sunday night June 12, 2011 and all is well here at the farm. Its been a very busy week, as all of them are. Some just happen to be more busy than others and this one was jam packed with things that had to be done. Let me think where to start. First I have the schedule of caregivers completed for my little Catherine at Toby Hill. She will be arriving on Thursday June 23rd and I am so excited to see her again. I haven't seen her since last October and I could jump up and down. My son David is going with me to pick up a hospital bed and take it to Toby Hill later this week.
The two shetland ewes Arly and Aphrodite and their little boys are now in with Juliette and all is well. We still don't dare put big old Tinka and her two lambs in with the other Moms/lambs but it will have to be soon. The grass is so tall and the sheep cannot begin to keep up with it. The two rams/wethers that are in two seperate pastures are soooooo fat and happy. They really look great and its wonderful to have so much grass. I just have to get sheep switched into other pastures and shut down some of the ones they have grazed.
I took my friend Nancy with me and we did volunteer gardening at Tasha's garden on Monday June 6th. We had a picnic lunch and headed for home about 2:30 p.m. It was a wonderful day and we really got a lot done. I was at the Museum on Wed. June 8th, and Amy brought Leigh to work at the Museum. Leigh will catalogue all the items in the Museum and be our new curator. The Museum will now be open Wed., Thurs., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jenna's husband Kevin is working with Amy to up-date the website/blog for the Museum.
Thursday afternoon I was supposed to have a dress rehersal for my Tap Dance Recital at the Townshend Town Hall. BUT the weather forcast was predicting severe thunderstorms so I did what I have never done before! I CANCELLED the dress-rehersal! Well my dance recital was Friday evening June 10th and the children were fantastic and everyone had such a great time. My little grandaughter Rowan had come home from school Thursday with a vomiting bug that was going around and I did not expect her to dance. WOW, she came and did a great job. I had two grandaughters and two grandsons tap dancing for me this year and who could ask for anything more!
I got a call Friday evening from Jocelyn Linnikin. She had borrowed our old ram Luther last winter and she has three little ram lambs and two little ewes. She said they are all different shades of chocolate........oh my goodness! She has one more ewe to go and her lambing season will be over. Luther did well this year. He was the father of Tinka's twins (chocolate colored Chloe) and (Gulmoget little Cecil). Now he is the father of 5 little lambs at Jocelyn's farm. He is Mr. Fertile Turtle!
Battenkill Fiber Mill called on Friday to say that my moorit yarn is ready so I'm hoping that tomorrow Jonathan, my sister Bev and I can go pick it up and then go shopping. We will see what tomorrow brings, weather ,etc. Well that is about all the news for this week.
Goodnight from Maybelle MaMa